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The mission of the e4 project is to build a next generation platform for pervasive,
component-based applications and tools. See the about page as well as the original
project proposal for more details.
The Eclipse platform was first targeted at building an extensible IDE component framework.
It has since grown to include a Rich Client Platform, enabling whole new categories of
scenarios and domains. As the software landscape changes, so must the Eclipse platform
in order to remain relevant and vibrant. These trend lines point to web technologies,
new user interface metaphors, and distributed infrastructure. Now is the time to rethink
elements of the platform so that Eclipse may remain at the forefront of application development.